Leftover Lights Socks

Leftover Lights Socks

On a recent call with my BFF, I mentioned my sock knitting and how much I enjoyed knitting socks for others….though I don’t know that many people who would appreciate handknit socks.  She reminded me that she has four kids who could wear anything I make.  Ha!  And so I went down the rabbit hole of knitting socks for kids.  This was a total guessing game – based purely on shoe size.  The first pair I knit, the Leftover Lights Socks were a success, at least!

Let me tell you more!

The Yarn

Josie loves pink.  And considering how much I adored Plank and Stella’s Twinkling Lights colorway, I decided to use the leftovers I had from this skein.  I pulled a random pink mini skein to add to the cuffs and toes of these socks.  And I was very happy with the results!

The Pattern 

Once again, I used my new favorite pattern from Kay, the Crazy Sock Lady, except that I used circular needles.  


Pattern:  Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by  Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Yarn:   Plank and Stella 4-ply Sock in Twinkling Lights

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: Josie

Time to Completion:  2.2 weeks

Josie can now wear her mom’s shoes and mom wears a size 7.  So I knit just a few fewer stitches than what I do for her mom, knowing that kids feet are probably still a bit smaller in diameter than an adult’s.  

And they fit!  

Technical stuff….  For the cuffs, I did my usual 2×2 rib.  And I made these socks shorter since we live in Texas.  For the heel, I did my favorite Eye of Partridge. 

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